Crafts For Kids

Father's Day Plaque

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Tell dad how much he is loved with a handmade placard.

This Father’s Day tell Dad how much he is loved with these handmade placards to display on his desk or dresser.


You'll Need:
Small gift box(es)
Plastic letter magnets
Alphabet beads
Small pieces of patterned paper
Pencil
Scissors
Toothpick
Double-sided tape
Tacky glue

Here's How:

 1.| With a pencil, trace around the outside of the box onto the back of patterned paper, and then cut out the shape just inside the pencil lines.

 2.| Attach double-sided tape to the back of the paper and then adhere it to the inside of the box.

 3.| Repeat the last two steps for any additional boxes being used.

 4.| If more than one box is being used for the plaque, attach their touching sides together with double-sided tape.

 5.| Next, arrange the letter magnets inside the boxes to spell the main message or name.

 6.| Then, add other nice words that describe Dad by arranging the alphabet beads.

 7.| Glue all the letters into place with tacky glue. (A toothpick can be a handy tool for applying the glue to the back of the small beads.)\

 8.| Allow the project to dry completely and then it will be ready to wrap up and delight Dad on Father’s Day.


More ideas and tips:

• Instead of lining the boxes with paper paint them with bright colors, or draw a custom background with crayon or markers.
• For a plaque that can be freely arranged, don’t adhere the boxes together.
• Attach the boxes together vertically instead of horizontally.
• Add a small hanger to the back of the plaque so Dad can hang it on a door or wall.
• The big alphabet letters can be painted to change their colors.
• Beside letter magnets and beads, alphabet stickers, rubber stamps, paper, felt, air-dry clay or markers can be used to create the lettering.
• Spell out Dad’s name with one letter per box, then surround each letter with words that describe him.
• Decorate the outside of the box too, if desired.
• For fun holiday gifts, make signs like these for all the family.

  Tell dad how much he is loved with a handmade placard.      

Tell dad how much he is loved with a handmade placard.

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Pamela Maxwell is an artist, author and mother of two growing boys. Her craft and scrapbooking projects have appeared in numerous books and magazines. Photos by Pamela Maxwell.


Published: May 2014